Farmers Bank’s Santiago Earns ABA Emerging Leader Award

CANFIELD, Ohio – Juan Santiago, vice president and Community Reinvestment Act engagement leader at Farmers National Bank, is being honored by the American Bankers Association as a recipient of its 2023 ABA Emerging Leader Awards.

This award recognizes the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and their local communities. Santiago and 11 other winners will be recognized together during the ABA Annual Convention Oct. 8-10 in Nashville, Tenn.

“We are so proud of Juan for winning the 2023 ABA Emerging Leader Award,” says Jim Gasior, senior executive vice president, corporate development officer for Farmers. “Juan is a key member of the Farmers National Bank team, and he has done such meaningful work to serve both our clients and community. This honor is very much deserved.”

The winners were selected by a diverse steering committee of industry professionals after a review of nominations from banks across the country. The committee evaluated dedication to the profession, inventiveness, leadership skills, mentoring ability, personal integrity, tenure at the bank, and academic training including advanced degrees and certifications.

Santiago has been in the banking industry for 20 years – eight of which have been with Farmers National Bank. In his current role, Santiago ensures the credit needs of low to moderate income individuals, small businesses and small farms are met in the areas in which the bank serves.

Throughout his career, he has helped more than 100 families of Hispanic/Latino descent realize the dream of home ownership through programs he has helped create. In addition to Santiago’s position at the bank, he also serves on the boards of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., Farmers Charitable Foundation, Mercy Health Youngstown and the Ohio Bankers Foundation.

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